female soldiers in combat

“A” in his uniform during shooting practice in the IDF
IDF drafts thousands of new soldiers to combat, field units

The IDF Technology and Logistics unit prepared for the newcomers with tens of thousands of belts, berets, uniforms and kits that include sewing tools, rubber bands, and the like.

Lone soldier
A lone bat sherut, but not alone

Female infantry soldiers of the Caracal Battalion carry a comrade on a stretcher
Female recruits petition Supreme Court to let them serve in Armored Corps

Or Abramson and Maayan Halberstadt claim military is violating their rights by not allowing them to serve in tanks.

Barak lambasts Smotrich in tweet about female combat soldiers

The former Prime Minister criticized the minister of transportation, tweeting that female soldiers who serve alongside men "Do things that are vitally more important than anything he will ever do."

Sa'ar missiles
First six female recruits enlist to serve on Navy's new Sa'ar 6 missile ships

The soldiers will serve on the Sa'ar 5 until the INS Magen becomes operational in 2019.

Kerem Shalom
Mixed responses to Bennett’s plan to encourage IDF enlistment

“We are for meaningful service in the IDF, regardless of political views and so if there are programs to encourage youth to IDF enlistment we support those programs,” said one parent.

female soldier
Stop using double standards against female IDF soldiers

Extremist religious beliefs that women have no place outside of the home bear no relevance to this conversation.

IDF women
Hands off women conscripts

Just this past week activists posted a large billboard- looking ad alongside the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway, which claims that Israel is stronger without mixed units.

CARACAL BATTALION soldiers march in the Negev in 2014.
Liberman praises IDF service by religious women, pans Orthodox dodgers

Israeli defense ministers says practice of permanent Torah study by Orthodox Jews at expense of army service, employment reflects "fake reality."

IDF women
A (religious) woman’s place

The controversial sentiments about women in the army as expressed by some leading national-religious rabbis recently might indicate a new culture war.

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